As Science week draws to a close dave Talks with Organizer Jenni Klaus
The Physics of Dance is Saturday, 22 August 2020 1-3pm.
How can dancers spin endlessly, move across the floor so lightly and leave the dancefloor
barely puffed? That’s what The Physics of Dance hopes to answer. Swingmania Director
Cassandre Tickner-Smith has engaged a physicist to show an online audience how to move
“Swing dancers, like all dancers, are constantly applying physics to get the most out of their
dance. Whether it’s a spin, a jump or just dancing all night and never getting puffed, physics
is there for us – and it’s more fun to look at than the diagrams we used to draw up in school
Science and art have always gone hand in hand, and each year National Science Week is
filled with events that demonstrate this partnership. But how do you celebrate a festival in a
safe, socially distanced way? In 2020, the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating
Committee were able to offer a special grant round to help event holders move online.
“We are thrilled to be putting on The Physics of Dance, which has been made possible by a
Science Week Tasmania seed grant.”
Cassandre encourages those who are new to dance or science to get involved and have a
“If you’re interested in trying something a little different, and very fun, log on and dance with